Toys 'R' Us Announces Return With Two New Retail Stores

Toys "R" Us Announces Return With Two New Retail Stores

...Using b8ta’s innovative experiential retail model, brands will showcase their products in an interactive, playground-like environment, creating an entirely new retail experience centered around product discovery and engagement.  Brands also will have the opportunity to design custom experiences and branded shops to help them create memorable experiences for parents and children This experiential retail environment will leverage b8ta’s Retail as[...]

The Only Local Comics Shop In A Country Of 160 Million

By Kevin Carter If you've never heard of Bangladesh, I wouldn't be surprised. It's a small, third world country and about half the size of the State of Virginia. It has 160 million people inhabiting its lands. In all that chaos, there is a safe haven for comic geeks, somewhere someone can go and escape […]

Is Marvel Killing Readership On Their Own Titles?

Now Marvel will tell the retailers its up to them to stock up properly But are retailers to blame if books are missing on the shelves? Or is it Marvel’s fault that they don’t print enough that retailers can re-order books from Diamond that sell out (or at least make new printings)?Here is an alphabetical[...]

Tampa Bay's Emerald City Comics Celebrates 25 Years

A recent consolidation of their two locations into one central location has allowed them to open up a larger store than both of their previous locations, with more room for comics, collections, toys and merchandise of all sorts.Comic stores can come and go, so it is good to see one that is able to thrive[...]

LIVE! From The Baltimore Comic Con Retail Breakfast

Bright and early on the first day of the newly expanded 3 day Baltimore Comic Con, retailers turned out to hear about new announcements from publishers and new tools from Diamond.The presentations opened with Diamond online developments to aid retailers, similar to the presentation delivered at San Diego Comic Con featuring sell-sheet generators Launched 2[...]

Hastings Intends To Merge With NECA

Now the multimedia entertainment retailer has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Draw Another Circle, LLC and Hendrix Axquisition Corp Both of which are wholly-owned by Joel Weinshanker who is also the sole shareholder of National Entertainment Collectibles Associations, Inc (NECA). For those of you who love the technical side of business..[...]

Can ComiXology Create New Comics Readers?

Despite the fact that the on-line retailer has been less than transparent about its sales data, there can be little doubt that digital comics has become a growth industry over the past few years And that’s a good thing.Let me begin my essay with praise for ComiXology and what it has done for comics in[...]